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  • Oct 17, 2014 8:52:00 PM
    David Bienenman and Jason Smith from Liquidware Labs meet VMworld TV.
  • Oct 13, 2014 3:00:00 PM

    Company’s solutions are increasingly demanded by diverse organizations across EMEA to solve End-User Computing challenges

    BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 13, 2014 - Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation software solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating its innovative products at Booth 141 at VMworld® 2014 Europe in Barcelona, Spain, October 13th to 16th.

    Global adopters of VMware Horizon® are quickly discovering the value of incorporating Liquidware Labs’ comprehensive suite of solutions, including Stratusphere FIT, Stratusphere UX, ProfileUnity with FlexApp and Flex-IO, in their initiatives.  The company’s EMEA customers continue to laud the importance of the solutions in overcoming the challenges when moving to next-generation desktops.


    “What has made ProfileUnity so effective for our needs is the level of granularity it provides… the issues we had with our logon process are a thing of the past.”

    - Ruwan de Silva, IT Project Manager, Royal College of Physicians


    “It [Stratusphere UX] usually shows me that all our virtual desktops are performing in the upper-right quadrant, which is the best...It has enabled us to be very proactive. If we see an issue, we can either fix it or send the user an e-mail with suggestions for getting better performance out of their desktops.”

    - Steve King, Infrastructure Manager, AkzoNobel’s M&PC Business Unit


    “ProfileUnity has already moved us from the limitations of roaming profiles and helped us make the transition to Windows 7.”

    - Henk Weisbeek, Desktop Transformation Project Manager, Hanze University of Applied Sciences


    “ProfileUnity does just what I need it to do – it enables a consistent user environment, and troubleshooting profiles is much quicker.”

    - Jimmy Parker, Development Office Lead, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust


    “The portability that ProfileUnity enables...as well as comprehensive migration support — has enabled us to deploy the kind of next-generation desktop environment that was needed to bring our organization forward.”

    - Simon Gregory Principal Infrastructure Analyst, National House Building Council


    "The mobile-cloud era has brought great change in apps, data, devices, and how end-users consume them," said Kit Colbert, CTO, End-User Computing at VMware. "Liquidware Labs solutions paired with VMware Horizon® provides our mutual customers with simple and efficient solutions to support their end-users."

    New Liquidware Labs product features to be shown at Booth 141 include:

    Stratusphere UX Desktop Diagnostics and Monitoring

    Liquidware Labs will be demonstrating significant new features in its comprehensive monitoring, performance validation and diagnostics solution, Stratusphere UX.  The solution now offers additional inspection capabilities for display protocol metrics, such as PCoIP, ICA and RDP, as well as updated dashboard capabilities in the advanced overview tabs.   Stratusphere UX now also provides browser-tab level visibility for Google Chrome performance and resource consumption. For customers looking to extend the power and flexibility of user-experience data, Stratusphere UX now offers a powerful API that can flow metrics and information into other operational and systems platforms as well as provide ad hoc reporting capabilities.

    Flex-IO Storage Acceleration

    Flex-IO, IOPS Acceleration software for stateless VDI environments, has also been updated. Flex-IO now boasts enhanced performance under full VDI pool workload that is proven to gain superior results in overall read and write IOPS as well as decreased latency.

    ProfileUnity Desktop User Profile and Environment Management

    The latest release of ProfileUnity, the company’s popular User Profile and User Environment Management solution features new Application Rights Management, which enables administrators to allow or deny applications from being executed, delivered, or installed on select users’ Windows physical or virtual desktops and laptops. In-session policy and profile changes and saves are also now possible with the new Triggers feature. Organizations will also find their familiar classic Start Menu option for Windows 8.x, something that the market has been requesting.

    “Desktop virtualization technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and so is the adoption rate among users across Europe,” said Chris Akerberg, president and COO of Liquidware Labs. “Today our customer roster in EMEA includes such names as Bank of England, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Maersk Oil, the British Red Cross, Saudi Telecom, and many more. These organizations demand the best technology solutions, and the fact that they have chosen Liquidware Labs’ offerings provides testimony to the quality of our solutions for VMware Horizon End User Computing environments.”

    About Liquidware Labs
    Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View®, Citrix® XenDesktop, Red Hat® and Microsoft® Windows 7. The company's innovative Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks) of virtual desktop environments. Liquidware Labs award-winning ProfileUnity™ solution with FlexApp, FlexDisk features supports migration to Windows 7, and user profile and environment management and application layering.  Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments.  Liquidware Labs products are VMware-certified and Citrix Ready, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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  • Oct 9, 2014 3:22:12 PM
    Corus 360 has teamed up with Nutanix, Compuware and Liquidware Labs to demonstrate how Hyper Convergence in the Data Center can dramatically transform your IT environment to meet your unique business objectives.
  • Sep 26, 2014 5:37:06 PM
    Virtualisation Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Product of the Year
  • Sep 26, 2014 5:35:19 PM
    You can manage profiles with Active Directory or the tools built into your VDI software, but third-party options from AppSense, RES software and Liquidware Labs offer more features and can reduce storage needs.
  • Sep 4, 2014 4:31:52 PM
    NHS trusts are currently designing and implementing Windows XP migration plans. In this article, we explore how Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust planned its changeover, supporting the use of tablets in the clinical environment and reducing application log-in times from minutes to seconds
  • Aug 27, 2014 6:31:12 PM
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  • Aug 25, 2014 7:23:17 PM

    Learn why the Stratusphere API was developed and how to leverage the Stratusphere API to build your own custom reports in a fast and simple way.

  • Aug 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

    Company’s solutions provide important pieces that customers need to architect robust and scalable end-user computing infrastructures, especially in light of recent Horizon 6 launch.

    August 25, 2014 – VMworld®, San Francisco - Liquidware Labs™, the leader in desktop transformation software solutions, announced today that it will be demonstrating its innovative products at Booth #2528 at VMworld in San Francisco, August 24th through the 28th.

    Attendees can learn more about the new features in the company’s offerings being unveiled at the event. 

    Liquidware Labs’ comprehensive monitoring, performance validation and diagnostics solution, Stratusphere UX, received a number of notable updates that will be shown at VMworld. Increasing the solution’s user experience visibility, Stratusphere UX adds inspection capabilities for display protocol metrics, such as PCoIP, ICA and RDP, as well as updated dashboard capabilities in the advanced overview tabs. Similarly, Stratusphere UX now provides browser-tab level visibility for Google Chrome performance and resource consumption. For customers looking to extend the power and flexibility of user-experience data, Stratusphere UX now offers a powerful API that can flow metrics and information into other operational and systems platforms as well as provide ad hoc reporting capabilities.

    Flex-IO, IOPS Acceleration software for stateless VDI environments, has also been updated. Flex-IO now boasts enhanced performance under full VDI pool workload that has been proven to gain superior results in overall read and write IOPS as well as decreased latency.

    ProfileUnity, the company’s popular User Profile and User Environment Management software has recently received significant updates.  The latest version, released in July, features new Application Rights Management, which enables administrators to allow or deny applications from being executed, delivered, or installed on select users’ Windows physical or virtual desktops and laptops. In-session policy and profile changes and saves are also now possible with the new Triggers feature. Organizations will also find their familiar classic Start Menu option for Windows 8.x, something that the market has been requesting.

    VMworld attendees can learn more about Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity in action in a large and demanding customer environment at presentation:  EUC1692 - Overcoming 21st Century Education Challenges with VDI which highlights Buffalo Public Schools (BPS).

    BPS is the second largest school district in New York State, and serves approximately 35,000 students across 60 facilities. Their VDI deployment is one of the largest VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition installations to date.   A critical decision involved finding the best way to manage students’, faculty and staff profiles across such a large environment, and for this function, BPS chose Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity.   The deployment has been a resounding success for the organization, literally transforming the delivery of the computing resources needed to support learning across primary and secondary curricula.

    BPS CTO Sanjay Gilani is pleased that the district’s accomplishments will be highlighted at the event. 

    “We had major challenges to overcome when we started this project, but we knew that the quality of our students’ education depended on getting the technical infrastructure correct.   This presentation allows other K-12 school districts to learn about and benefit from our pioneering work in this area,” said Gilani.

    Mr. Gilani added that utilizing Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity was imperative to rolling out virtual desktops across a school district of this complexity with a myriad of teaching and learning needs. “We knew that profile and environment management in an installation of this size would be critical.  We wanted to leverage non-persistent desktops in order to keep the costs and management reasonable, but another essential goal was also to ensure that faculty and students had the full desktop experience with all learning resources available,” said Gilani.  “When you look at all the parameters that drove our decision, including affordability, scalability and robust functionality that spanned user profiles, user environment management and application layering management, only ProfileUnity fit all these criteria.”

    “Customer successes -- such as the one at Buffalo Public Schools -- continue to inspire us at VMware to seek out and recognize the achievements of our ecosystem, who are increasingly instrumental in the success of VMware Horizon® deployments,” said Kit Colbert, CTO, End-User Computing at VMware.  “Liquidware Labs has done an outstanding job of bringing new features and functionality to market to make end-user computing in all of its forms easier to understand and deploy, helping reduce costs and complexities.”

    Adopters of newly released VMware Horizon 6 are quickly discovering the value of Liquidware Labs’ comprehensive suite of solutions, including Stratusphere FIT, Stratusphere UX, ProfileUnity with FlexApp and Flex-IO in their initiatives, especially as their environments go into production and scale.

    “Desktop virtualization adopters have grown very sophisticated and want to deploy best practices and work with world-class vendors to get the most out of their investments.  With the launch of VMware Horizon 6, they now have more options than ever,” said Chris Akerberg, President and COO of Liquidware Labs. “Our solutions provide closely interconnected, complementary functionality so customers can achieve the best results, both now and as VMware Horizon continues to evolve.”

    About Liquidware Labs
    Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View®, Citrix® XenDesktop, Red Hat® and Microsoft® Windows 7. The company's innovative Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks) of virtual desktop environments. Liquidware Labs award-winning ProfileUnity™ solution with FlexApp, FlexDisk features supports migration to Windows 7, and user management and application virtualization.  Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments.  Liquidware Labs products are VMware-certified and Citrix Ready, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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